Central PA Showdown: Blair County Cattle Show

Are you ready for the Central PA Showdown? The show located in Williamsburg, PA kicks off on April 9, 2022. There’s still time to enter online thru Showman. It starts at 10am with breeding heifers, followed by market heifers, the steer show, and showmanship to conclude the day.

The small town in Blair County, PA boasts a gas station, Dollar General, and pizza shop called Sizzler Pizza. Nearby the ground options are slim so stop prior to your arrival.

Lodging

Need a place to stay for the weekend? There are plenty of options in Altoona and Huntingdon approximately 25-30 min from the show.

Local Favorite Restaurants

Ritchey’s Dairy – If you’re an ice cream connoisseur like myself, make a stop at Ritchey’s Dairy. They produce the best hand dipped ice cream in the area. Ritchey’s offers an assortment of flavors like chocolate butter fudge, peanut butter ripple, graham cracker cheesecake, and my personal favorite salted caramel chocolate pretzel. You can bet I’ll make a stop on my way home from the show.

Traditions Restaurant & Bakery – Serves up plenty of delicious home cooked style entrees. Think roasted turkey, meatloaf, ham pot pie; perfect comfort food after a cold day at a cattle show. Even the pickiest of eaters will find something here to enjoy. I can say I’ve never had a bad meal here. It’s all good!

Mamie’s Cafe and Bakery – A local favorite place for breakfast and fresh baked goods. I’ve heard folks rave about Mamie’s, I’ve never been there myself. The cafe offers a variety of fresh raised doughnuts, breakfast options, beverages, and lunch specials. Bunny butt pancakes anyone?

Muddy Run Tavern – Local tavern serving burgers, wings, and homemade pasta to pair perfectly with your favorite beverage. Can’t decide what you’re hungry for? Scroll through Muddy Run Tavern’s Facebook page I’m sure there is something that will make your tastes buds jump.

Kelly’s Korner – Kelly’s Korner has been a local landmark for over 75 years offering quality food in a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant recently introduced a new menu featuring mussels, vegetable tortellini, and fajita bowl. Online ordering is available!

Other Information

Show address is Williamsburg Community Farm Show Building, 1019 Recreation Dr, Williamsburg, PA 16693. Schedule and detailed information can be found on Showman. Photos from the cattle show will be available to view and purchase at meganandersonphoto.com or by clicking here.

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